Seamus Power will be among the field for the Masters for the first time in his career.
The Waterford golfer's progress to the last-16 of the WGC Match Play in Austin means he's guaranteed to hold on to his crucial top-50 placing in the world rankings ahead of Monday's crucial cut-off date.
Power lost his final Group 4 match 2&1 to Keith Mitchell, but secured top billing in the group by virtue of Patrick Cantlay's 2&1 win over Sungjae Im.
The 35-year old will play England's Tyrell Hatton in the last-16 on Saturday morning.
🗣️ "He has to be suspended in some shape or form."
🗣️ "I don't see Phil Mickelson passing up his last one or two, or three tops chances of winning at Augusta."
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— Golf Weekly (@GolfWeeklyOTB) March 25, 2022
A place at Augusta caps a remarkable rise for Power, who ended 2020 in 429th place in the world. But last year's Barbasol Championship win - in tandem with five top-10 finishes - flung him upwards to the top 100 in the world.
Things have steadily improved since, and he crept into the world's top-50 in January after tying for third at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
He'll now become just the sixteenth Irish golfer to tee up at Augusta.
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